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Daniel Dercksen

Trainer and Educator at The Writing Studio
Location:Cape Town, South Africa


As a freelance journalist for more than 30 years, and a published playwright, Daniel Dercksen received the number one spot for most popular lifestyle contributor for 2012 and 2014 on Email:
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Ultimate escapism in West Side Story

Musical Theatre is gloriously alive and pulsating vibrantly in South Africa with the super sensational and ultra-spectacular West Side Story.

By Daniel Dercksen 30 Jul 2015 11:23

Woolf at the Fugard - theatre at its best

You must see the fiery Afrikaans version of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Fugard Theatre. This is what consummate theatre at its most engaging is all about. It is theatre that you experience and drama you feel.

By Daniel Dercksen 29 Jul 2015 13:40

Treasured memories celebrated in Woman in Gold

Art unites disparate worlds in the splendid Woman In Gold, the remarkable true story of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family 60 years after she fled Vienna during World War II.

By Daniel Dercksen 29 Jul 2015 10:10

A kidnapping to remember

Greediness and ignorance destroy lives in Kidnapping Freddy Heineken, a stirring human drama from Swedish director Daniel Alfredson (who is best known for the Swedish films The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest).

By Daniel Dercksen 25 Jul 2015 09:00

Fabulous Fabergé

The fascinating story behind Fabergé, the most prestigious name in luxury, is exposed in Fabergé - A Life Of Its Own, an award-winning documentary that is screened exclusive on the Cinema Nouveau circuit from 25 July.

By Daniel Dercksen 23 Jul 2015 11:56

Lost in Migration

Entourage's migration from small screen to the big screen is taxing, showing that some stories are too big for the big screen and get lost in translation.

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Jul 2015 11:10

Heavenly Dani and the Lion

The quirky cabaret Dani and the Lion will put a song in your heart and a smile on your face.

By Daniel Dercksen 21 Jul 2015 12:39

Music transforms lives in the feel good Rudderless

The power of music heals wounds and broken lives in Rudderless, a splendid journey into William H. Macy's heartfelt and passionate directorial debut...

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Jul 2015 13:23

Mikado fever hits the Mother City

Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera The Mikado is on in Cape Town for a short run from July 18 to 26 so make sure not to miss this vibrant production...

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Jul 2015 11:03

Viby Zingara enchantment

You have to experience an evening of enchantment at Madame Zingara to fully believe it. Celebrating 15 years of razzle dazzle, Madame Zingara's new show, The Celebration...

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Jul 2015 17:14

Gripping Black Sea

The gripping deep-sea thriller Black Sea will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last moment...

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Jul 2015 09:32

The best romance since Titanic

A Royal Night Out will steal you heart and is definitely the greatest love story never told about one perfect evening in the lives of two real-life princesses...

By Daniel Dercksen 11 Jul 2015 06:05

Bananatastic Minion madness

Fun is upgraded with zany Minions joviality in a well-deserved 'biopic' that vividly answers a questions fans have been asking since their superstardom...

By Daniel Dercksen 9 Jul 2015 08:18

A passionate and masterful Lost River

You will never forget Lost River, a consummate masterwork from Ryan Gosling that weaves elements of fantasy noir and suspense...

By Daniel Dercksen 8 Jul 2015 10:15

No X or magic in Magic Mike XXl

After watching Magic Mike XXl you feel like taking 1000 showers to get rid of the smut and cheap entertainment...

By Daniel Dercksen 3 Jul 2015 09:34

The origin of fear

Nothing is more frightening than the root of evil in Insidious: Chapter 3, a feast for horror buffs who enjoy escaping into a supernatural nightmarish hell.

By Daniel Dercksen 1 Jul 2015 09:32

Terminator makes an explosive return

Thirty years after a new cinematic icon named Terminator changed the future of sci-fi films, it's time to reset the future with Terminator Genisys.

By Daniel Dercksen 30 Jun 2015 09:49

Ted 2 is a wicked laugh riot

The world's most outrageous teddy bear is back in Ted 2 and this time it's personal.

By Daniel Dercksen 29 Jun 2015 10:06

American patriotism shines bright in San Andreas

A monstrous earthquake crushes the spirit of Americans in San Andreas and reduces them to rubble.

By Daniel Dercksen 26 Jun 2015 11:28

A Royal treat for ballet lovers

If there's one ballet you dare not miss, it's The Royal Ballet's magnificent La Fille mal gardée, which is showing in cinemas from 27 June for four screenings only - on 27 June, 1 and 2 July at 7.30pm and on 28 June at 2.30pm - only at Cinema Nouveau theatres in Joburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.

By Daniel Dercksen 25 Jun 2015 12:03

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